December 31, 2017
This is the last week of Your Kingdom Come: Gospel Promises from Isaiah, observing Christmastide. During Christmastide, we take time to savor and celebrate the incarnation of Christ. You can learn more about the season and find additional music, visual artwork, and prayers for Christmastide at The Christian Year.
1. Read through our text, Isaiah 54:1–17.
Isaiah 54 marks the reversal of everything after the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53 arrives. God is reversing things for His people, making them into a fruitful people who reflect His glory.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Luke 1:49–55
Joy To The World (Isaac Watts)
He Who Is Mighty (Katie DeGraide, Rebecca Elliot)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Isaiah 64:6–9
All The Poor And Powerless (David Leonard, Leslie Jordan)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Issiah 54:10
Here Is Love (Edwards, Limpic, Raab, Rees)
THE WORD MADE FLESH (Ligonier):
We confess the mystery and wonder of God made flesh
and rejoice in our great salvation
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
With the Father and the Holy Spirit,
the Son created all things,
sustains all things,
and makes all things new.
He became truly man,
two natures in one person.
He was born of the Virgin Mary
and lived among us.
Crucified, dead, and buried,
He rose on the third day,
ascended to heaven,
and will come again
in glory and judgment.
He kept the Law,
atoned for sin,
and satisfied God’s wrath.
He took our filthy rags
and gave us His righteous robe.
He is our Prophet, Priest, and King,
building His church,
interceding for us,
and reigning over all things.
Jesus Christ is Lord;
we praise His holy Name forever.
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
Throughout Every Season (God With Us) (Joel Limpic, JD Raab)
Hallelujah, What A Savior (Bliss, Carter, Ivey, Suh arr. Austin Stone)